The Gallery of Modern Art has been working with the International Play Association (IPA) Scotland around article 31 (the right to play, arts, culture, leisure and rest) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child since 2009. This included work on Blueprint for a Bogey (2010) and Playable Spaces (2010 -).

Recently it has centered around the work to get a General Comment on article 31 adopted by the United Nations Committee on the rights of the child. IPA has been working on this for a number of years. On February 1 2013 the General Comment was adopted by the UN Committee and will be issued to all governments signed up to the UNCRC once it is published.

IPA Scotland have been working with various partners including Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and Creative Scotland to programme a conference on 28 March 2013 to mark this moment and pose the question ‘What does this mean for Scotland’s children?’

Bookings are now open and the info is included in the brochure in the Playable Spaces blog post.

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playable spacesInternational Play Association (IPA) Scotland is pleased to present a one-day conference on Thursday 28th March 2013 in Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh celebrating the launch of the General Comment on article 31 of the UNCRC. The event is delivered in partnership with Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, with support from Creative Scotland; and in association with the Richer Understanding of Article 31 Group.

The conference: “What does this mean for Scotland’s children? Article 31- children’s right to culture, leisure and play.” will celebrate and raise awareness of the adoption of the UN General Comment on article 31, and to explore how policy-makers and practitioners can make the expectations of the UN General Comment a reality in Scotland.

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in discussions and workshops looking at what the General Comment (Richer Understanding summary) is; how we can share skills, knowledge…

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